A range of parking and transport options are available to staff and students for commuting to and between campuses.

The University encourages the use of sustainable transport such as walking, cycling, public transport and carpooling.

  • Bike parking

    Secure bike sheds are located at North Terrace, Waite, AHMS and Rundle Mall Plaza. CCTV-monitored undercover bike racks are also available at North Terrace and Waite.

    Access to secure bike sheds is available to current University of Adelaide staff, students and visitors. Complete the bike shed access form and swipe access will be added to your ID card. Bike shed access requests typically take 2-3 business days to process.  

    Abandoned bikes

    Bikes and bike locks that are left on University grounds for more than 30 consecutive days are identified by Security Staff and deemed ‘abandoned’.

    Notification is placed on the bicycle and the owner has another 10 days to remove the item from the shed or bike rack. After this time, the University reserves the right to cut and remove the item. Once a bike and its accessories are removed from the shed or bike rack, the owner has no right of recourse or compensation for its removal.

    For more information, see the bike shed access Conditions of Use.

    For more information about bike parking locations and support for cyclists, visit Ecoversity.

    Report a stolen bike

    To report a stolen bike, visit the Security Office at your campus or call 831 35990. Security will write an Incident Report based on information you provide and will check to see if your bike parking location was covered by CCTV. 

    Once the University Incident Report is done, you’ll need to report the theft with SA Police on 131 444. Let SAPOL know if Security has CCTV footage. SAPOL will give you a Police Incident Report Number to provide back to the Security Office. It will be up to you to liaise with SAPOL as the investigation progresses. 

    The best security against bike theft is using a D-lock and parking your bike in a secure bike shed.

  • Car parking

    There is limited car parking and motorbike parking available at all campuses. If parking on the North Terrace campus you must display a valid parking permit on your vehicle.

    Visit the parking website to learn more about parking on campus or to apply for a parking permit, disability permit or temporary parking permit.

  • Inter-campus shuttle bus

    The University operates an inter-campus shuttle bus between Roseworthy, North Terrace and Waite between March and November. The fare is $2.00 each way and tickets are available from the bus driver.

    Please note there will be no inter campus transport service from Waite to North Terace to Roseworthy until the commencement of semester 1, 2022.

    Current timetable 

    Run Departure time
    Waite to Roseworthy via North Terrace 7.00am
    Roseworthy to Waite via North Terrace 5.15pm

    Please note:

    • The bus from North Terrace leaves from Western Drive next to the Art Gallery lawns. 
    • The bus from Roseworthy leaves from out the front of Roseworthy College Hall.
    • The bus from Waite leaves from out front of the Security House on Waite Road.
    • A University ID card is required to use the service.
    • Scheduled times and routes may vary due to traffic conditions, the number of passengers and security priorities. 
  • North Terrace after-hours shuttle bus

    During the academic year, a free after-hours shuttle bus service is available to take students and staff up to 2.5 km from the North Terrace campus. The bus passes through the eastern and western central business districts, stopping at the North Adelaide colleges, The Village (Grote Street) and the AHMS building. Learn more & view the bus timetable.

    Please note this shuttle does not run between 1 December and 28 February inclusive.

  • Roseworthy commuter shuttle bus

    A shuttle bus operates between the Roseworthy Campus and Gawler train station Monday to Friday. Services are timed to link with the Adelaide-Gawler trains.

    Run Departure time
    Gawler to Roseworthy 8.35am
    Roseworthy to Gawler 8.50am
    Roseworthy to Gawler 5.00pm
    Gawler to Roseworthy 5.50pm

    Please note:

    • The bus departs from out the front of Roseworthy College Hall.
    • A University ID card is required to use the service.
    • Passengers will be required to tell the bus driver whether they are University staff or student. 

    There will not be any bus service at all from Christmas Day to New Year’s Day inclusive.

  • Roseworthy after-hours shuttle bus

    After 6pm on weekdays, on weekends and public holidays, a shuttle bus service is provided between the Roseworthy Campus and Gawler train station for students and staff living on campus who do not have access to a personal vehicle.

    To arrange transport, contact the Roseworthy Security Office in advance on 831 37999.